Marshall Barnes, Zach Buchholz and Erik Anderson Earn Honors
Through three weekend games, Marshall Barnes logged 5 goals and 10 assists for 15 points, earning his first hat trick of the season on October 21, 2016. With 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points total through 14 games played, Barnes is averaging 2.6 points per game, 1 goal per game and has multiple points in 12 contests. Currently on a 10 game point streak, the 6'1 190lb Forward entered the weekend as a top 25 points leader among all Tier 3 Junior Hockey skaters and moved into the top 10. A 1997, Barnes is in his second season with the North Iowa Bulls and played one game at the Tier 2 level with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays this season.
Defenseman Zach Buchholz logged 9 points through 3 weekend games, earning 2 goals and 7 assists. Including a season high 6 points on October 23rd in a game he assisted on 5 goals, a feat achieved by only ten other skaters this season. Buchholz is averaging over a point per game through 14 games and is currently riding a 6 game point streak. Buchholz, a 1996, is in his third season playing with the Roc City Royals and through 14 games has earned 85% of his total points from the 2015-16 season. Buchholz is in his final season playing at the Junior Hockey level.
In his first season playing at the Tier 3 Junior Hockey level, Goaltender Erik Anderson is 3-0 between the pipes for the 7-0 Pikes Peak Miners. Anderson has turned away 145 of the 148 shots faced, earning a 0.97gaa and .980 save percent, which currently leads all Tier 3 Junior Hockey Goaltenders. In his lone game this weekend, Anderson earned his second shutout on the season, turning away all 46 shots faced. A 1996, Anderson is in his final season at the Junior Hockey level.
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